Cusco to Marcapata – Birdwatching Research Center 10d/9n

Cusco to Marcapata – Birdwatching Research Center 10d/9n
 

10 Days 9 Nights Birdwatching Research Center

  • Length: 10 Days 9 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Cusco Department, Madre de Dios ,Tambopata ,Iberia
  • Activities: Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata, Quincemil
  • Altitude: 3,600 – 400 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: May – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 4
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: USD

 

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Short description of the Birdwatching Research Center

 

Quick Itinerary of the Birdwatching Research Center

Day 1 :Cusco to Marcapata – Birdwatching Research Center

Day 2 : Marcapata Basic hostel – Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Day 3 :Quince Mil – Mazuco (or Puerto Maldonado) Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Day 4 :Puerto Maldonado – Iberia

Day 5 :Puerto Maldonado – Infierno Durand lodge – Birdwatching Research Center

6TH, 7th & 8th Days: Durand lodge – Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Day 9 :Durand lodge – Laguna Tres Chimbadas – Birdwatching Tambopata Research Center

Day 10: Birdwatching Research Center – Durand lodge to Tambopata Puerto Maldonado – Lima

 

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Day 1 :Cusco to Marcapata – Birdwatching Tambopata Research Center

The first day we would start at 05:00 a.m., driving in our mini bus to HUACARPAY lake, where we would have the opportunity to watch some Endemic birds like: Bearded mountaineer, Rusty fronted Canastero , Streak fronted thornbird, Slumberous Rail, Andean Black, Giant Hummingbird, Many Colored Rush tyrant, Cinnamon Teal, Spot Billed Ground Tyrant, Puma Teal, White Tufted Grebe, Cinereous Harrier , Wren Like Rush bird. And much more birds. After we would continue driving to Ocongate town, in the way we would stop to watch more Endemic birds like: Chestnut Breasted Mountain Finch , Cream Crested Spine tail. And more like: Mourning Sierra Finch, Yellow Billed Tit Tyrant, Band Tailed seedeater. Then we would continue until Abra Pirhuarani; a high mountain pass at 4.725 meters over the sea level., where we can watch some birds like: Gray breasted Seed Snipe, White Fronted Ground Tyrant, Andean Goose, puma Snipe, White Winged Diuca Finch. And much more. After we will continue the trip until Marcapata town, in the way we would take a Box Lunch, then we would watch more Endemic birds like , Marcapata Spinetail, Scaled Metal tail. And more like: Andean Condor, Rufus Ant pitta, Sword Billed Hummingbird, Black Chested Buzzard Eagle and much more. After we continue the trip to Quince Mil town and in the way we would stop to watch the Andean Cock of the Rock and much more: Tanagers, Flycatchers. Then we arrive to Quince Mil , where we would take dinner at a restaurant and sleep at the Basic hostel in this town.

Day 2 : Marcapata Basic hostel – Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Today we would start also very early, driving in our mini bus to Marcapata, in the way we would take breakfast. Here we would have the oportunity to watch birds like: Andean Cock Of The Rock , Andean Condor, Dark Faced Brush Finch, Blue Capped Tanager, Rufous Atpitta, Marcapata Spinetail, streak throated Bush Tyrant, Scarlet Bellied Mountain Tanager , Red Crested Coting, Violet Throated Starfronlet , torret Duck, Torrent Tyranulet . After we come back to Quince Mil , where we continue watching another kind of birds like: Saffron Crowned Tanager, Blue necked Tanager, Chestnut brested coronet, Chesnut Backed Antshire, orange Eared Tanager. At midday we can also take a Box Lunch or instead our cook that always would be ready with our 3 daily meals, can cook for us. Then we continue the trip to Quince Mil, where we would watch more Endemic birds in the way like: Fine Barred Piculet, Black Backed Toddy Flycatcher ,Masked trogon, Green Jay, Booted Racket Tail, White Bellied Woodstar , Many Spotted Hummingbird, Violet Fronted Brilliant , Gray Breasted Sabering, Long Tailed Hermit, Green Hermit, Blue Tailed Emerald, and more. Arriving to Quince Mil we would take our dinner and stay the night at the Basic hostel.

Day 3 :Quince Mil – Mazuco (or Puerto Maldonado) Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Also today we start very early after breakfast at the hostel, in the direction to Mazuco or Puerto Maldonado, to watch some birds like: Yellow Tyranulet, Bobolik, Black and White Seedeater, Blackish Rail, uniform Crake , Azure Gallinule, Burrowing Owl, Plain Crowned Spinetail, Long Tailed Tyrant, White lined Antbird, Rusty fronted Tody Flycatcher, Black faced Dacnis, Blue Dacnis, Military Macaw, Cabanis Spinetail, Vercicolored Barbet, Cimnamon Faced Tyranulet, Orange Breasted Falcon , Gray Breasted Crake, Paradise Tanager, Bay Headed Tanager. And the Endemics: Black Backed tody Flycatcher, Fine Barred Piculet. Continuing the trip to Mazuco we would stop to watch: Carmiol’s Tanager, and have a Box Lunch in the way. After lunch we would watch more birds in the road like: Masked Tanager, Red Billed Tyranulet, White Browed Purpletuft,Gray Tinamou , Golden Collared Toucanet , Striolated Puffbird , Gould’s Jewelfront , Buff Tailed Sicklebill, Black Throated Brilliant , Violed Headed Humminbird , ( rare Rufous crested Coquette, Golden Tailed Sapphire , Black eared Fairy , Mottle Backed Elaenia , Two Banded Warbler, Black Crowned Tityra , Spangled Cotinga, Festive Coquette and much more common birds. And just before Puerto Maldonado we would stop again to watch: Red Breasted Black Bird , White Tailed Kite , Southern Caracara, Southern Lapwing , Brazilian Teal . Arriving to the hotel, taking dinner in a restaurant, and stay the night in this town.

Day 4 :Puerto Maldonado – Iberia

Today we start after breakfast about 06:00 a.m., by bus to Pastora, to watch some special birds like: White Throated Jacamar , Purus Jacamar , Black Banded Crake , Sunbittern , Buff Breasted Wren , Southern Lapwing , Chestnut Crowned Foliage gleaner , Barred Antshrike , Masked Tityra , Straight Billed Woodcreeper, Magpie Tanager , Hoatzin , Orange Backed Tropical , Chestnut Bellied Seedeater , Black Billed Seed Finch , Rusty Margined Flycatcher , Collared plover, Limkin, Pectoral Sanspiper , Solitary Sandpiper. After this activity we would go back to Puerto Maldonado and take lunch there. Then we would continue our trip, about 3 or 4 hours by bus until Iberia. Stopping at some spots to watch some important birds. Take dinner in a restaurant and stay the night in Iberia.

Day 5 :Puerto Maldonado – Infierno Durand lodge – Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Today we would drivwe only mabout 15 minutes, to Oceanía, to watch some special birds like: Black Faced Cotinga, Rufous fronted Anthruhs, Rufous Twistwing , Sulphur Bellied Tyrant Manakin , Blue Headed Macaw , Bamboo Antshrike , Spot Breasted Woodpecker , Blue and Yellow Macaw , chestnut fronted Macaw , Large Headed Flatbill , Tui Parakeet , Bluis Fronted Jacamar , Black Faced Tanager , Greenish Elaenia . After this watching time we would go back to Iberia, to take lunch and pick up our luggage at the hotel. Then we would go back to Puerto Maldonado. Arriving in the end to Durand Lodge where we would take dinner and sleep.

6TH, 7th & 8th Days: Durand lodge – Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

Here we would stay for four days, to watch another kind of birds in the High Jungle or Primary Jungle like: Rufus Headed Woodpecker, Manu Ant bird , Pheasant Cuckoo , Lemon Throated Barbet, Scarlet Hooded Barbet , Gilded Barbet, Red Billed pied tanager , Bare Necked Fruitcrow , Purple Throated Fruit crow ,Great Jacamar , Point tail palm creeper , Striped Woodhaunter , ENDEMIC . Peruvian Recurvebill, Band Tailed Manakin, Round Tailed Manakin , Yellow Crested Tanager, Blue Crowned Manakin , Golden collared Toucanet , White Throated Toucan , Emerald Toucanet , Curd Crested Aracari , Ivory Billed Aracari, Rofous Breasted pickled , Red Necked Woodpecker , long Tailed Woocreeper , Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper, Black Banded Woodcreeper, Strong Billed Woodcreeper, Faciated Antshrike , Spot Winged Antshrike, Dusky Throated Antshrike, Barred Antshrike, Ornate Antwren , White Eyed Antwren , Stipple Throated Antwren , Pygmy Antwren , Sclter’s Antwren , Gray Antwren , Long winged Antwren , Yellow Breasted Warbling Antbird, Dot Winged Antwren , Gray Antbird , Blakish Antbird , Black Antbird,White Browed Antbird , Black Faced Antbird , Sooty Antbird , Plumbeous Antbird , Goeldi’s Antbird , Black Spotted Bare Eye , White Throated Antbird , Hairy Crested Antbird , Scale Backed Antbird , Spot Backed Antbird , Plain Throated Antwren , Black Faced Anthrush , Ash Throated Gnateater , Rusty Belted Tapaculo , Short Tailed Pygmy Tyrant , Johannes’s Tody Tyrant ,Dusky Tailed Flatbill ,Ringed Antpipit , Golden Crowned Spadebill , White Crested Spadebill , Crowned Slaty Flycatcher , Sirystes , Pink Throated Becard , Dull Capped Atila , Cinereous Mourner , Plum Throated Cotinga , Wing Barred Manakin , Blue Backed Manakin, Blue crowned Manakin ,Musician Wren ,Scaly Breasted Wren , Orange Headed Tanager , Yellow Backed Tanager , Guira Tanager , Flame Crested Tanager ,White winged Shrike Tanager , pectoral Sparrow , Buclkley’s Forest falcon, Slate colored Hawk, olive Oropendola . observer en Durand lodge communes . Trogons, Motmots, Haws, kites, Flycatchers, Jays Oropendolas . This four days staying at DURAND LODGE would be with the food included, and in the nights we would be able to see birds like: Crested Owl ,Black Banded Owl , Spectaclet Owl , Amazonian Pygmy Owl , Tawny Bellied Screech Owl, Great Potoo , Long Tailed Potoo , Common , potoo , Ocellated Poorwill , Ladder Tailed Nightjar , Common Pauraque.

Day 9 :Durand lodge – Laguna Tres Chimbadas – Birdwatching Tambopata Research Center

Today we would start very early in the morning, about 05:15 a.m. we would sail about 45 minutes river up to a clay spot of Parrots and Macaws. After we would continue the trip until Tres Chimbadas Lake, to watch lake birds and Giant Otters. We would sail in the lake in a Catamaran boat, that is very comfortable for birds watchers, where we can watch: Horned Screamer , Green Ibis , Rufescent Tiger Heron , Gray Headed kite , Slender Billed Kite , Snail Kite , Black Collared Hawk , Green kingfisher , Amazon Kingfisher , Rufus and Green Kingfisher , uncolored Black Bird, Gray Necked Wood Rail, Band Tailed ant bird, Silvered Ant bird , Amazonian Streaked Antwren, Spotted Tody Flycatcher , Boat Billed Flycatcher ,Lesser Kiskadee , Great Kiskadee , Black Tailed Tityra , Masked Tityra , Muscovy Duck , Sun grebe , Wattled Jacana , Purple Gallinule, Rufus Sided Crake, King Vulture , Pied Lapwing , Collared Plover , Anhinga , Black Caracara. After the tour in catamaran we would come back to the path in the way to Tambopata river, take lunch and watch some birds. Then we would sail river down until DURAND LODGE, having a free afternoon at this place

Day 10: Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center – Durand lodge to Puerto Maldonado – Lima

Today After breakfast we would drive about 1 hour to Puerto Maldonado. In this way we would stop to watch some important birds and continue to the airport. Where we must wait and take the day flight. Where it finishes our tour, and hopping that you had enjoy it.

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Included in the Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide; Birdwatching
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance fee to Tambopata Reserve
  • A professional Cook,
  • Meals:breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 9 nights in lodges,
  • Camping equipment (personal tents, mattresses, tables, chairs, dining tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment and a gas bottle);
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Rafting equipment and life jackets;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  •  Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Tambopata Birdwatching Research Center

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
  • Original passport,
  • Sleeping bag (you can rent if from us);
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
  • Swimsuit;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Antibacterial gel,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.

 

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